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bobkellar20122016 marks the 21st anniversary of the Santa Clarita Marathon sponsored by Parkway Motorcars, Boston Scientific, Children’s Hospital, BJ’s Brewhouse and Whole Foods. The Marathon is conducted on City streets and also includes a half marathon, Kid K and a 5K run.

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with the Santa Clarita Marathon, but running isn’t your speed, you and your family are invited to join me and members of the Santa Clarita City Council on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:05 a.m. for the 7th Annual Mayor’s Walk. Hosted as part of our Healthy Santa Clarita program, this three-mile walk is perfect for families, groups and teams. The course follows much of the 5K run course along paseos and City trails and ends at the official Marathon finish line at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

To register for the Mayor’s Walk or for more information about the annual Santa Clarita Marathon events and schedules, visit SCMarathon.org.

I hope you can join us for the 10th Annual Family Literacy Festival: Explore Your World! Everyone is invited to engage in hands-on activities, meet authors, and listen to stories. Participants will enjoy food trucks and free books (for children up to 6th grade while supplies last), and more! The Literacy Festival will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.

One of my favorite events of the year is our annual “Light Up Main Street,” which will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the heart of Old Town Newhall. Hundreds of residents gather on Main Street to watch as thousands of decorative lights are switched on for the holiday season. A 25-foot Christmas tree and two decorated skylines, along with lighted trees up and down Main Street create a dazzling effect. You will enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food trucks and much more. Visit OldTownNewhall.com for all the details.

Thank you for your participation in our City. Feel free to email me directly at bkellar@santa-clarita.com.

 

 

Bob Kellar is the mayor of the city of Santa Clarita.

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